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Where to fill propane tank, not swap.

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    • 54 posts
    June 24, 2010 12:45:14 PM PDT
    I thought I recall a discussion regarding propane tanks, but my search came up with nothing.  I would like to fill a new propane tank I have and need to know where the best place/deal is around here to do this.  I'm not interested in swapping the tank for another.  Any suggestions?  I live around Calvine and Elk Grove Florin, and I'm willing to go north or south of here.  Thanks in advance. 
    • 1298 posts
    June 24, 2010 12:53:42 PM PDT
    Many gas stations have propane filling available.  Just look around.  We fill ours at the gas station on the corner of Laguna and I-5.  I'm certain, though, that there are stations much closer to you.
    • 54 posts
    June 24, 2010 2:01:32 PM PDT
    Thanks Erin.  I'll start looking at the gas stations around here to see which ones offer propane. 
    • 271 posts
    June 24, 2010 3:36:46 PM PDT
    Shell across the street from Walmart fills them. Most Shells do actually.

    The cheapest place in town as far as I know is called Farrell gas out on Dino. If I remember right it was like 10 or 11 dollars to fill my bbq tank. I usually just go to walgreens or OSH to swap tanks but I do remember that place on Dino being very cheap.

    • 69 posts
    June 24, 2010 3:37:12 PM PDT

    The Circle K (76) station on Elk Grove Florin and Bond by Wendys fills propane tanks. Also, there is a gas station in Wilton that does also.
    • 716 posts
    June 24, 2010 3:44:29 PM PDT
    Farrel gas I think is closed on weekends, or at least it used to.  I've been there once years ago and I believe it cost $7 to fill it up.  But I usually just hit up Home Depot because the times I need it are usually on weekends.
    • 618 posts
    June 24, 2010 11:57:20 PM PDT
    The little liquor store on West Stockton, close to Sheldon Rd, fills tanks and is reasonable.
    • 108 posts
    June 25, 2010 8:43:32 AM PDT
    Ferrel gas on Dino Drive, east Elk Grove.  Great service, and not very expensive.  Use them all the time, and as someone said they are not open on weekends.
    • 166 posts
    June 26, 2010 11:14:42 AM PDT
    The gas station on Orchard Loop by 99 and Calvine fills propane tanks.  I think it is  a 76 station.  I can't remember.  It is the first one on the right when you turn onto Power Inn off of Calvine.
    • 1498 posts
    June 27, 2010 10:13:03 PM PDT
    Why dont you want to swap, is it cheaper?  How much to fill one? 
    • 1407 posts
    June 28, 2010 2:13:03 PM PDT
    Circle K  at EG/Florin & Bond or Ferrell gas.
    • 54 posts
    June 29, 2010 10:26:00 AM PDT
    There are a couple of reasons I don't want to swap.  First, I have a new tank.  I know it's silly, but it's nice and clean.  You never know what you get with a swapped one.  Second, when you do an exchange, you don't get the 20 lbs of propane your tank holds, you get less.  My understanding is that they "quietly" began not filling the tanks in an effort to save money. 

    I've called Ferrell gas and they are open Monday through Friday, 8 to 5.  They charge $3 per gallon of propane.  A 20lb tank holds approximately 5 gallons.  Unfortunately, their hours don't meet my needs.  I'm going to take the tank to a gas station to fill, It should cost approximately the same (so I've heard). 

    The funny thing is that I've never noticed the enormous propane tanks at the gas stations before.  Now that I'm looking for it, they're all over.  Thanks everyone! 
    • 121 posts
    June 30, 2010 10:44:32 PM PDT


    Here is the best price around close to me, off of French Road.  They are always even cheaper than Gas Stations-but if I am in a hurry, I go to the Orchard Loop Place. 

    0260: Sacramento, CA
    8480 Specialty Cir
    Sacramento, CA 95828-2504

    Yes, swapping is more expensive-I've only done it when my tank is rusty!  And I've read that often the tank is not filled all the way in those swap cages at grocery stores.